The LG G5 has received an official launched date for South Africans as well as pricing.


If you’re interested in this stunning smartphone from LG, then you can get yours starting from 15 April 2016 at all major South African retailers. The new flagship phone from LG will set you back about R11 799.

You can pre-order the LG G5 from Takealot right now.

The LG G5 will launch in 3 colours: silver, titanium and gold. It has a solid metal, modular design. The body the phone is encased in is made from something called “shining cut”, which gives it that curvy, concave form the LG G5 has instead of a flat screen. The 5.3″ screen has a slight 3D arc curve which flows beautifully into the curved metal back.

One of our favourite features include the dual rear cameras. Just like last year with the G4, LG is stealing the show in terms of smartphone camera innovation and technology. The LG G5’s dual, rear cameras include a 16MP 78-degree camera as well as a cool 135-degree 8MP second rear camera to ensure you never miss a single detail. The camera also has the ability to ZOOM OUT. This is a feature that few smartphone cameras possess and really shows how dedicated the company is to constantly innovate and improve its smartphone technology.


We also love the new Daylight Mode which measures the light around you and automatically adjusts your display’s brightness to ensure you can always get a clear view. It has an Always on display which gives you basic info like the times, notifications and more. And don’t worry about it draining your battery life as it only drains about 0.8% battery life every hour.

The LG Friends, which includes the Hi Fi, Cam 360 (with case), Rolling Bot, 360 VR, H3 by B&O Play and TONE Platinum are expected to launch on 22 April 2016 at most major South African mobile retailers.


The LG G5 and Friends won big at this year’s Mobile World Congress, walking away with 33 awards including:

  • Best Mobile Handsets & Devices by the GSM Association;
  • Best Smartphone by Alphr;
  • Best of MWC 2016 by Android Authority;
  • MWC Top Pick – LG G5 / LG Rolling Bot / LG 360 VR by Android Central;
  • MWC 2016 Winner – LG G5 / LG Rolling Bot by BRG;
  • Most Innovative – Rolling Bot by Chip Chick;
  • Top Tech of 2016 Winner – LG G5 by Digital Trends, etc.

Drop us a comment and let us know if you’re excited for the South African launch of the new phone by LG.

 Full LG G5 Specs

Display Always on 5.3″ Quad HD In-Cell display (1440×2560)
Battery 2800mAh removable, modular type Li-ion
Storage 32GB + MicroSD card slot for up to 2TB expandable storage
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad core, 2.1 GHz processor
Memory 4GB
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Camera 16MP and  8MP Dual Rear and 8MP Front
Price R11 799.00